Imbabala Safari Lodge is a secluded and unspoilt wilderness experience, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Located 70 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, access is by transfer from Victoria Falls, Livingstone or Kasane.

The 5,000 Acre (2,023 Ha) private concession has 14 kilometers of private Zambezi river frontage and borders the Chobe Forest Reserve, which is renowned for its huge elephant population.

Imbabala was officially opened in 1988 and has been entirely refurbished over the years, but remains an unpretentious safari camp offering a true African safari experience.

The main lodge is a rustic thatched building consisting of a lounge, dining room and bar area. The main lodge offers outdoor eating by the swimming pool nestled under spectacular local flora and fauna.

Imbabala offers beautiful views of both the river and a nearby waterhole, which attracts various animals all year round. There are no fences so animal movement can be expected around the main lodge as well as incredible birdlife.

Imbabala offers a spectacular safari camp ideal for anyone or a family vacation where you can unwind while watching the birds and game animals in the region.


Imbabala Safari Lodge offers healthy delicious food prepared by professional chefs.  Meals are enjoyed under the ancient trees surrounding the main lodge next to the inviting swimming pools, where the animals roam freely.

From traditional African-style meals under the stars to bush dinners on the banks of the Zambezi as well as scrumptious high tea, all meals are exceptionally prepared by dedicated chefs.

Menus incorporate crisp seasonal foods, with most of the salad ingredients, vegetables and fragrant herbs grown organically in the organic garden on the property.  The nurtured gardens soil is rich in nutrients which is free from chemicals and pesticides.  These fresh ingredients make for appetizing and health meals.

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Property Facilities

Activity Desk
Bar Facilities
WiFi (Complimentary)
Laundry Service (Available)
Secure Parking
Security Safe
Coffee Making Facilities
Bush Spa         

Room Facilities

No air conditioners
Ceiling Fan
7 rooms with shower
2 rooms with shower and bathtub
Universal adaptors provide
Tea and coffee station
Electronic safe
Mosquito Nets
Veranda furniture on deck – 2 chairs, 1 side table with ashtray

Available Service

Airport Shuttle
Credit Card
Room Service

Activities on Site

Bird Watching
4 x 4 Game Drives
River Cruises
Walking Safaris
Zambezi Tiger Fishing

Room Types

Safari Chalet

Imbabala Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation for only 20 guests.

There are9 individual stone and thatch safari chalets with en-suite facilities.  

This includes a double bed or twin beds, balcony/patio, fan, tea and coffee facilities, safe, and hair dryer.

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Family Room

Imbabala Safari Lodge has one family chalet – double, (Sleeps 4)

Two double and six twin-bedded lodges. This includes a fan, tea and coffee facilities, safe, and hair dryer.

Each stone and thatch chalet is charmingly positioned with spacious verandas opening onto gorgeous views of the Zambezi River.

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Socio economic initiatives at Imbabala Safari Lodge

Imbabala emerges from the plains of incredible natural wonder with diverse species of plants and animals.  The Imbabala team cherish and protect their natural wonders, resources, and history that encompass the camp.

Some of their initiatives include:- 

Grey water use
Solar heating
Organic vegetable garden
Worm farm
Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage
Indigenous Tree Planting Program
Community Relations
Biological Monitoring and Erosion Control

Imbabala Lodge Organic Garden

Imbabala Lodge Organic Garden

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